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  • Hagerstown, MD
  • My uncles have been homebrewing since the 80s, but I'm just getting started. Currently brewing in buckets and kegging to a corny that lives in the extra fridge.


  • Posted in thread: steel braid for mash tun floating! on 01-18-2010 at 10:31 PM
    Put a big stainless steel bolt in the loose end of the braid and secure it with a stainless
    hose clamp.

  • Posted in thread: looking for Munich Helles recipe feedback on 10-12-2009 at 06:09 PM
    I have a recipe in my dropdown which is almost identical to shamrock's. ...It's probably yours.
    And it does ROCK. We get very sad between batches of Helles. So Thanks! :mug:

  • Posted in thread: looking for Munich Helles recipe feedback on 10-12-2009 at 12:50 PM
    We've been working on a Helles for a little while. We've done 4 20gal. batches so far and this
    last one is the best yet. We're no experts, but I'll pass along what we've discovered.We like
    Spatan and ...

  • Posted in thread: can I use munich as a base grain? on 10-12-2009 at 12:11 PM
    We just did a Dunkle last weekend and the recipe was 99% Munich malt.

  • Posted in thread: 25gal Brew....What size of kettle is needed? on 07-30-2009 at 02:09 PM
    Unless you are using a CFC, don't forget to leave room for your immersion chiller. Batches that
    big need a large one and they take up a lot of volume.We use this pot for 20 gallon batches.
    It's about ...

  • Posted in thread: How many strawberries? on 06-09-2009 at 11:14 AM
    I use four pounds per five gallons as well, although I slice, blanch, freeze, and then thaw the
    berries before adding them to the secondary vessel and racking the blonde on top. I get a
    little second ...

  • Posted in thread: some more keg to keggle conversion questions on 06-03-2009 at 12:22 PM
    5) I was planning on doing large immersion chiller (50ft of 1/2 coil?). Is this good enough to
    cool within the keggle in a reasonable amount of time? Even if I grow to 10 gallon batches? Or
    do you rea...

  • Posted in thread: 2009 Longshot Entries? on 05-06-2009 at 12:13 PM
    Has anyone's listings on the Sam Adams tracking site say anything other than pending? They
    arrived last Monday but nothing yet...Two of my three entries just showed up as received
    yesterday afternoon....

  • Posted in thread: Abita Strawberry Harvest, Extract Recipe? on 05-05-2009 at 10:44 AM
    It was understated - more of a background flavor. However, my guess is that could vary quite a
    bit depending on the strawberries themselves.

  • Posted in thread: Abita Strawberry Harvest, Extract Recipe? on 05-01-2009 at 01:04 AM
    Korben,I haven't had that brand, but I made this extract batch last year and it was really
    good. Very subtle and refreshing. Maybe you can use this recipe as a reference if you end up
    having to develo...

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